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Spent a lovely summer morning yesterday with a dear friend. #pleinair #painting #summer #lifeinthecountry

Spent a lovely summer morning yesterday with a dear friend. #pleinair #painting #summer #lifeinthecountry

Textured background for flower painting inspired by a vintage postcard. #paintinginprogress #inspiration #inthestudio

Textured background for flower painting inspired by a vintage postcard. #paintinginprogress #inspiration #inthestudio

Studio Update: Evolving Abstraction

Studio Update: Evolving Abstraction

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I hesitated for a long time to experiment with abstraction. Here’s a secret: a lot of us so-called realists  believe, deep down inside, that abstraction – good abstraction – is really hard and we lack the imagination to develop our own visual language. At least, that’s what I thought before I decided to play with it in a serious way.

But now that I’ve completed forty-two of my illumination…

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New illumination watercolors. #abstract #watercolor  #inthestudio

New illumination watercolors. #abstract #watercolor #inthestudio

#cliffpalace #mesaverde #colorado

#cliffpalace #mesaverde #colorado

Studio Update: New Illumination Paintings

New Blog post! Studio Update: New Illumination Paintings

Study No. Watercolor, Gouache and Watercolor Pencil on Paper

It has been a busy week around here. Still recovering from our trip to Berlin, my husband and I are now getting ready to go back to the States to visit family in New Mexico. I feel like I blink and the day is gone, and then the week is gone and there are so many things I need to do. I had two blogging goals for this week: write a post about our amazing street art tour in Berlin, and write an…

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Beauty products carved in jade. #aiweiwei #berlin

Beauty products carved in jade. #aiweiwei #berlin

Stunning! Ishtar Gate, Pergamon Museum #Berlin #Germany

Stunning! Ishtar Gate, Pergamon Museum #Berlin #Germany

More studies for my current “Illumination” series. #abstract #watercolor #art

More studies for my current “Illumination” series. #abstract #watercolor #art